countereducation

noun
coun·ter·ed·u·ca·tion | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən \
variants: or counter-education

Definition of countereducation 

: education that is intended to challenge or counteract specific beliefs, views, or tendencies of the person being educated Uncle Jim only reconciles himself to Tom going off to university by promising that he will provide a countereducation when Tom comes back. —Renny Christopher … rejected the idea that education in a class society could ever be neutral. In the latter case, the pedagogue's job becomes the largely negative act of countereducation, that is, unmasking the bourgeois lies that are the daily diet … —Laura Lee Downs Counter-education requires as much structure, as much thought, as the system it seeks to replace. —Norman Birnbaum

First Known Use of countereducation

1836, in the meaning defined above

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